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Since 2009 Fresno EOC has provided Food Distributions in rural communities to low-income families in need. During COVID-19 staff continue to provide food in Cantua Creek and Parlier, both areas with few resources or opportunities for residents to get food elsewhere. “Food Distributions are a must for us,” said Gabby Romero, Community Services Manager. Romero remembers years ago when Fresno EOC began offering food for residents in rural Fresno County after droughts and freezes…

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FREE grab-and-go meals for kids starting April 6! Meals are for kids ages 1-18. Due to COVID-19, kids do not need to be present to receive meals. We encourage just one family member come to pick up all meals when possible. Meals are provided Monday through Friday at the following locations: Mental Health Systems2550 W. Clinton Ave., Fresno 9370510:05 am – 11:05 am Manchester Mall (by Sears)3636 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno 9372611:14 am – 12:14 pm Franciscan Mobile Estates2317…

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Winter Meals for Kids

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

Sometimes the only healthy meal a disadvantaged youth may consume is a free/reduced-price meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide free meals to all kids ages 1-18. “We live the ‘agricultural capital of the world’,” says Jon Escobar, Fresno EOC Food Services Director. “It’s unacceptable that Fresno County Children are going hungry. The Winter Food Services…

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Back-to-school season is upon us and summer routes have come to an end for the Food Express Bus. The bus provided children with an opportunity to get nutritious meals during summer break and served as a mobile Safe Place site. “It is truly inspiring to see the community come together to bring this project from an idea to a reality,” said Jon Escobar, Food Services Director. “From donors to youth artists, metal fabricators to outreach workers, everyone joined together with the…

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Fresno EOC is excited to present the Food Express Bus, a mobile healthy meal bus, which takes to the road to battle food insecurity amongst our community’s kids. In 2017, Fresno EOC along with volunteers, piloted a mobile meal delivery system to take USDA-funded meals to children who lacked access to healthy food. With three pop-up mobile meal stops during the summer, 4,000 meals were served. A mobile bus would streamline operations and allow us to serve more healthy meals to…

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Summer Meals for Kids

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program. Fresno EOC and Fresno Unified are partnering to spread the word again to ensure more kids and teens maintain good nutrition, even when school is out. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity…

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Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Fresno Branch Library ( 188 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706). Fresno EOC is excited to present the Food Express Bus, a mobile healthy meal bus, which takes to the road to battle food insecurity amongst our community’s kids. In the US, 1 in 6 kids suffers from devastating food insecurity. In Fresno County, 1 in 3 kids suffer from food insecurity. In select neighborhoods in Fresno, 3 out of every 3 kids suffer from food…

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We received over 400 entries for the Food Express Youth Art Contest and the committee has narrowed the selection down to these finalists. The winners will be featured on the outside of our bright green bus. Please click the link to vote for your favorites:https://surveyhero.com/c/FresnoEOCYouthArtContest. The contest will close at 12:01 am on Friday, March 15.

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Art contest winners will be featured on the food express bus Fresno EOC is encouraging youth to participate in a youth art contest from now until March 1. Participants are asked to create their own ‘healthy food super hero,’ with the purpose of featuring six winners on The Food Express bus. The bus is currently delivering meals throughout Fresno County, but soon artwork will be displayed on the exterior of the bus. Winners will be announced during National Youth Art Month and…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. Fresno EOC and Fresno Unified are partnering for the second year to ensure more kids and teens maintain good nutrition, even when school is out. “Our district is committed to supporting our students, even over the…

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